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The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude

What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? Join us as we take an experimental approach on what makes people happier. Behind the Scenes of the episode!...

Via Thomas Adam Johnson
Thomas Adam Johnson's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:54 AM

A simpe, uplifting video that will have you with tears in your eyes and wanting to make a phone call (unless you are a robot).

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The Optimism Bias

The Optimism Bias | Surviving and thriving after tragedy |
For all of life's flintier times, overall we're a bubbly bunch. In fact, neuroscience and social science suggest we're more optimistic than realistic.


There is increasingly strong evidence of the links between our psychological and physical health. A new study by Harvard of nearly 1000 people over a 10 year period has found that optimistic individuals have higher levels of antioxidants (which help to reduce cell damage and prevent disease).


Previously, it has been found that positivity also offers a level of protection against heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems.

The studies controlled for health, however they acknowledge that positive people are more likely to engage in healthy behaviours such as exercise, a balanced diet and taking the time to get sufficient sleep.

Via The Learning Factor
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